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15 October

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1066 – Declaration Edgar Ætheling as king of England

Harald Godwinsson and his brothers had died at Hastings. Back in London the witan quickly declared Edgar Ætheling as their new king. Edgar was the last of the House of Wessex, a greatgrandson of Æthelred the Unready. Edgar had to come all the way from Hungary where he was born and raised. The witan eventually let him surrender to William (who is crowned a few months later). And there is a longer remainder of his story from Scotland to Italy.

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